The top of the range mounted bale processor, Chainless X2500 feeds every type of round or square bale and has been proven on more bale types than any other feeder and it minimises feed waste. It’s self-loading with a patented, hands free quick hitch system, that makes connecting the feeding cradle to the headstock quicker and easier. A new tougher drive system eliminates downtime and is rated to handle 2750lb bales with ease.
"We buy and produce both round and square bales, so the Hustler X2500 Chainless balefeeder really suited our needs. It allows us to feed both types of hay quickly and without wastage."
- Luke Carr, Comobella, Australia - Chainless X2500 Bale Feeder
Brian O’Connor from Ohio is the happy owner of one of the very first Chainless X2500's delivered in the United States and very kindly sent in this video...
Brian is currently feeding 100 sheep and aims to double that in the short term, his new feeder being crucial to allowing him to grow, and what would previously have been a 2 person chore, can now be done very simply by yourself!
Before he purchased the Hustler, he would use round bales in a ring feeder and would have to fight sheep to get them out of his way in order to fill the feeder. Having the Hustler has allowed them to put in a feed alley, up beside the headbails which has substantially cut the time it takes to feed out, and can now have this done in 10 minutes.
"Another very helpful part of our operation is using the Hustler to unroll a round bale inside the lambing barn so we can pile it up and feed to individual lambing jugs as needed. No more conventional square bales or trying to tear a round bale by hand for the individual jugs".“Now, feeding can happen in 10 minutes. Our waste is not even measurable at this point! One person can now do the job that used to take at least two people".
CHAINLESS No troublesome feed chains is a key advantage for – Reliability, lower maintenance and quieter operation, the teasing action of the rotors uses feed more economically, because it is easier for the cattle as they can eat it because it is fluffed up. The Chainless X2500 can effectively feed out any bale type in both round or square. Chainless is a virtually silent feeding operation which means stock are more comfortable.
SNAPLOX The patented, auto connect/disconnect self-loading system eliminates the twisting and strain on your back because there’s no need to tug on a rope to disconnect, and eliminates the chance of a smashed rear window, should an inexperienced operator forget to remove the rope when disconnecting. And it allows the feeder to be operated on a front loader, telescopic loader or skidsteer loader with ease.
FEED ANY BALE The new rotor shape and bale chamber design has better penetration on tight bales, frozen bales and square bales and the shape cleans sticky bales better. A patented new Axial rotor has more grip on sloppy, rotor cut bales which makes feeding them out easier and more efficient and centralizes the bale in the feeding chamber, reducing wastage. The larger bale chamber makes it possible to feed out a wider range of bales, and makes using the X2500 very simple for operators of all skill levels and reduces the need for platform adjustment.
EASY CLEANING The new Easy-Clean Hypaflo wiper panel – The newly developed wiper panel that clears the hay from the rotors better. It has a new quick release latching system for releasing the panel to clean out any hay.
NO BUSHES Bushes in the drive system are one of the highest causes of frustration in maintaining a bale feeder. We are pleased to announce that the entire drive system on the new Chainless X2500 runs on bearings, for lowest possible maintenance, less downtime and longer service life.
The addition of a new Axial Rotor with centralizing paddles keeps the bale positioned in the centre of the feeding chamber to minimize wastage and provide better grip on soft bales.
Feed out any bale
The Chainless X2500 is the most versatile bale feeder, it will feed out any bale, round & square.
Infinite variation in feed control, allows you to feed thick for cattle, thin for sheep to increase the palatability for your stock.
Hustler’s proven polyethylene platforms with ribbed design keeps bales tracking straight and with 30% less friction than steel it reduces drag on the bale which makes feeding out sticky bales easier and it will never corrode. The X2500’s platform is wider to reduce waste with sloppy bales.
The Easy Clean Hypaflo Wiper Panel minimizes blockages and ensures that hay drops outside the wheel tracks to avoid being flattened into the mud. A quick release latch releases the wiper panel for easy cleaning.
Sandblasted, wet coat finish
New sandblasted finish and improved paint system means your new Chainless X2500 will look smarter for longer.
Quick release wiper
A quick release latch releases the wiper panel for easy cleaning.
Another industry first from Hustler! Quick coupling grips make connecting hoses easier and the color coded for easy coordination.
Many hours of research and development have gone into the shape of the teeth to make them easier to clean, and have more aggression on tight bales. The X2500 has 5 teeth per rotor to provide extra grip on soft bales.
The headstock design allows for optional loader mounts to be bolted direct to the frame, allowing the feeder to be operated on a loader or telehandler. This provides hay and fuel savings when using the Chainless X2500 for feeding into bunks, TMR mixers, and hay rings.
Tynes that pierce the bale
We’ve used specifically designed forged bale spears which pierce the bale rather than pushing it and are longer which reduces bale sag even with the wettest of bales, another innovation from Hustler.
High mounted connection latches on both sides of the feeder take the load off the cradle, which removes any load from the bale spears. This provides a more reliable, positive connection to handle the heavier bales it has been tested to handle.
Unequal length tynes
We’ve made one tyne longer than the other for quick and easy alignment when reconnecting the cradle. You’ll only need to line up one tyne, then back straight in.
We’ve protected the motor from coming into contact with the tractor tyre, which can save you costly downtime and repairs when your tractor has short linkage arms.
Tie point for strings
We’ve included two grab bars, so you can tie the square bale strings to the platform. This saves the operator having to remove the strings before feeding out.
The position of the new platform design is adjustable to suit any bale type you may need to feed out, from the worst of miss-shapen bales to the tightest packed square bales, the X2500 handles them with ease.
We’ve eliminated troublesome bushes from the drive system of the new X2500, this reduces maintenance, increases service life, reduces the need for frequent greasing and saves you a whole lot of frustration.
Heavy duty latches
Built to take the heaviest of bales, and last longer with less wear.
Increases bearing, sprocket and chain drives all designed to handle heavier bales, with less to maintain.
Monocoque chassis design
The new X2500 with its huge new monocoque chassis is the toughest on the market and is now rated to handle 2750lb bales.